T10 Cricket League 2017: Complete Squads, Schedule, Match Timings And Venue Details of 10-Over-A-Side Tournament
New Delhi: Cricket will see a new dawn today, as T10 Cricket League, 10-over-a-side tournament, is all set to kick off in Sharjah. While the T20 format was introduced to make cricket more appealing, T10 aims to make the sport further entertaining. The franchise-based competition will be played in the UAE from December 14 to December 17.
The tournament will feature six teams and apart from scores of current cricketers, the teams also feature some former players like India’s Virender Sehwag, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi and former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara. Some of the prominent players include Mohammad Amir, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Sarfraz Ahmed, Sunil Narine and Mustafizur Rahman, Keiron Pollard, David Miller, Hassan Ali, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy.
The six teams namely, Maratha Arabians, Pakhtoons, Bengal Tigers, Kerala Kings, Punjabi Legends and Colombo Lions, mostly comprised of players from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Windies and UAE.
Check out the complete squads here:
Punjabi Legends: Shoaib Malik, Hasan Ali, Umar Akmal, Misbah-ul-Haq, Fahim Ashraf, Usama Mir, Abdul Razzaq, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Carlos Brathwaite, Rangana Herath, Luke Ronchi, Dawlat Zadran, Shareef Asadullah, Ghulam Shabber
Bengal Tigers: Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Rumman Raees, Anwar Ali, Hasan Khan, Mustafizur Rahman, Sunil Narine, Darren Sammy, Darren Bravo, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Cameron Delport, Mohammad Naveed, Rameez Shahzad, Nabeel Baig
Maratha Arabians: Virender Sehwag, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Sami, Imad Wasim, Kamran Akmal, Alex Hales, Ross Whiteley, Lendl Simmons, Rilee Rossouw, Hardus Viljoen, Krishmar Santokie, Dwayne Bravo, Reolof Van Der Merwe, Shaiman Anwar, Zahoor Khan
Kerala Kings: Eoin Morgan, Liam Plunkett, Sohail Tanvir, Wahab Riaz, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Babar Hayat, Kieron Pollard, Samuel Badree, Ryad Emrit, Chadwick Walton, Nicholas Pooran, Shakib Al Hasan, Paul Stirling, Rohan Mustafa, Imran Haider
Pakhtoons: Shahid Afridi, Fakhar Zaman, Ahmad Shahzad, Junaid Khan, Sohail Khan, Umar Gul, Mohammad Irfan, Shaheen Afridi, Dwayne Smith, Liam Dawson, Tamim Iqbal, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Amjad Javed, Saqlain Haider
Colombo Lions: Dinesh Chandimal, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dilshan Munaweera, Ramith Rambukwella, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanidu Hasaranga, Angelo Perera, Thikshila De Silva, Vishwa Fernando, Sachithra Senanayake, Shehan Madushanka, Lahiru Madushanka, Kasun Madushanka, Angelo Perera, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Alankara Asanka
Following is the schedule for the tournament:
-Opening ceremony (6 pm)
-Bengal Tigers vs Kerala Kings
-Maratha Arabians vs Pakhtoons
-Bengal Tigers vs Punjabi Legends (4 pm)
-Maratha Arabians vs Colombo Lions (6 pm)
-Punjab Legends vs Kerala Kings (8 pm)
-Pakhtoons vs Colombo Lions (10 pm)
-1st in Group A vs 3rd in Group B (4 pm)
-3rd in Group A vs 1st in Group B (6 pm)
-2nd v Group A vs 2nd in Group B (8 pm)
-5/6th place playoff (10 pm)
-1st semi-final – Team 1 vs Team 4 (5:30 pm)
-Second semi-final- Team 2 vs Team 3
It should be noted that all the matches will take place at the Sharjah International Stadium, and each game will only be 90 minutes in length.
“T10 Cricket League is the evolution of the cricket game, from 50 over games down to 10 over games. It is going to be the trendsetter since it is the shortest and the fastest game in the cricket history, each side is only given ten overs. The cricket sport is one of the most popular games in the world, and we believe the cricket supporters are ready to accelerate to this quick and enjoyable 90-minute format,” stated the tournament’s official website.